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Shrewsbury township, PA map Land area: 29.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 5,947 (48% urban, 52% rural)
Males: 2,953  (49.7%)
Females: 2,994  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,844 (5,254 owner occupied, 590 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

29%


Races in Shrewsbury township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 42.1
Median age of females: 42.5

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Average household size: 2.71

Shrewsbury township:

2.7 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $73,306 ($58,191 in 1999)
This township:

$73,306
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $812)
Here:

$549
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $245,978 (it was $146,800 in 2000)
Shrewsbury township:

$245,978
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $170,976 - $357,071

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $289,550
Here:

$289,550
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $149,224
Here:

$149,224
State:

$164,518

Mobile homes: $114,747
Here:

$114,747
State:

$35,442
Population density: 203 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.8%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Glen Rock.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Shrewsbury township: Bon Air Golf Course (A), Wilson Farms (B), Southern York County Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shrewsbury township include: Hametown Church (A), Fissels Church (B), New Freedom Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bowser Cemetery (1), Seitz Cemetery (2), Rock Chapel Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Run (A), Foust Creek (B), Centerville Creek (C), Pierceville Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 63 (37% naturalized citizens)

Shrewsbury township:  1.1%
State:  4.1%

65% of Shrewsbury township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 10% lived in Pennsylvania.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2313
  • Northeast: 303
  • Midwest: 227
  • South: 2826
  • West: 118

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000

Shrewsbury township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Shrewsbury township, Pennsylvania:

  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,893
  • One, attached: 177
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 19
  • Mobile homes: 117

Median worth of mobile homes: $59,100


Housing units in Shrewsbury township with a mortgage: 1,149 (139 second mortgage, 225 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 471

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 26
  • 1995 to 1998: 93
  • 1990 to 1994: 201
  • 1980 to 1989: 480
  • 1970 to 1979: 691
  • 1960 to 1969: 216
  • 1950 to 1959: 108
  • 1940 to 1949: 68
  • 1939 or earlier: 331

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Shrewsbury township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 61
  • 5 rooms: 247
  • 6 rooms: 466
  • 7 rooms: 340
  • 8 rooms: 318
  • 9 or more rooms: 423

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shrewsbury township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 45
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 25

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Shrewsbury township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 240
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,015
  • 4 bedrooms: 475
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 114

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shrewsbury township:

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 44
  • 2 bedrooms: 122
  • 3 bedrooms: 65
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Cars and other vehicles available in Shrewsbury township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 318
  • 2 vehicles: 963
  • 3 vehicles: 416
  • 4 vehicles: 114
  • 5 or more vehicles: 60

Cars and other vehicles available in Shrewsbury township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 52
  • 1 vehicle: 110
  • 2 vehicles: 65
  • 3 vehicles: 34
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Shrewsbury township:

  • German (34.0%)
  • United States or American (14.6%)
  • Irish (11.7%)
  • English (10.2%)
  • Italian (7.0%)
  • Polish (3.4%)
  • Scottish (3.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (37%)
  • Italy (17%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • Sweden (13%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Vietnam (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,589 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 238 (8%)
  • Walked: 31 (1%)
  • Other means: 5 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 112 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

People in group quarters in Shrewsbury township, Pennsylvania:

  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

95.8% of residents of Shrewsbury township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,757
  • In family households: 5,201 (1,544 male householders, 198 female householders)
    1,584 spouses, 1,641 children (1,484 natural, 47 adopted, 110 stepchildren), 63 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 38 other relatives, 86 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 556 (224 male householders (168 living alone)), 222 female householders (207 living alone)), 110 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 105 (89 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 836 2-persons, 335 3-persons, 382 4-persons, 160 5-persons, 29 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 375 1-person, 51 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 13 4-persons,

1,204 married couples with children.
131 single-parent households (49 men, 82 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

17.4%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

37.7%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Shrewsbury township:

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